Ethological and physiological parameters in the thoroughbred newborn foal
Keywords:Potro, recém-nascido, cordão umbilical, colostro, mecônio.
AbstractThree hundred and ninety deliveries of Thoroughbred mares were observed between July, 1983 and November, 1992, with the aim of determining physiologic parameters regarding the foal. The average time for the umbilical cord rupture was 6,2 minutes. The suckling reflex was observed 36 minutes after delivery. Mean time for standing was 49 minutes, and the ones which stood within 2:23 hours didn't have adaptation problems. Mean time for the first suckling was 94 minutes, and 82,55% did it within 2 hours after birth. Elimination of meconium occurred at 127.4 minutes after delivery, 30 minutes after first suckling.
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Kurtz Filho, M., Deprá, N. M., Alda, J. lopes de, Castro, I. N. de, Corte, F. D. de la, & Silva, C. A. M. (1997). Ethological and physiological parameters in the thoroughbred newborn foal. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 34(2), 103-108. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v34i2p103-108
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